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Old Apr 18, 2015, 03:05 PM
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Ahhh, yes those will be painted to match the rest of the plane. There is a list of small things I want to fix and upgrade anyway. But first want to make some more flight before investing much more time (and money possibly too).

Once I have 10+ flights in the logs, I will continue building on this one.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 08:16 PM
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Nice.. I hear that...I waited top long in the past and something unfortunate would happen early.. at least they look nice going in !!. Enjoy it.. Looking forward to starting mine but it's ways out yet.
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Old May 10, 2015, 03:41 PM
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Good evening,

Another picture of my Citabria just because I am so pleased with it.

Painted the wheel covers
Finished the red stripes on the rudder
The name is now on the motor cover
Battery hatch added.

Very happy with it

Tried to fly loopings today, but that did not work out well. Plane turns to the left once I pull the nose up.

Discussed it with some experts and general opinion is that I need more "right thrust" from the engine. And indeed, the engine is mounted more a less straight. No slight angle to the right.

Going to fix that and re-try the loopings.

Greetings Matthijs
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Old May 15, 2015, 04:15 PM
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I took a look at the plans of my NIB Sig Citabria kit and there's no right thrust per plan. With a kit that has been around as long as this one, I would say you have a different issue. Pulling up or flying straight.. a thrust issue would reveal itself. As your sure both elevators are flexing the same amount under stress?

I found this ....
Issue: Plane tries to pull over as it attempts to climb, then climbs fairly straight?
Sol; Check to make sure wings are level to tail. Make these checks before proceeding any further.

With a design that requires no thurst offset... by adding right thrust.. when you apply power,, the model will want to veer right. Let us know what happens... .
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Old May 31, 2015, 12:09 PM
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For all those Citabria pilots

Bellanca Citabria (7 min 38 sec)


After reading the whole thread....I put the Citabria on the to do list.

Enjoy the clip

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Old May 31, 2015, 12:52 PM
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Great video, thanks for posting.

My first impression was, "man, what a floater!" Then I made the metric/US conversions. 125" wingspan, 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces? Wow, it is a floater! How in the world did you build so light?

The flying in the video was nice and smooth, and you can tell that there's a man that knows his rudder. The camera work was great as well. Made you look like you knew what you were doing! Ha!

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Old May 31, 2015, 09:01 PM
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TW,
That is a very smooth and gentle flying plane. Beautiful covering too.
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I love the way this particular plane flies. However, that's not what I typically see out of a Citabria. Most seem heavy and really need to have some speed to stay in the air.

My (unfinished) Sig will never be a floater like that. I wish it was much lighter. I have pretty much moved to slower models because I have a better chance of avoiding the whole Hefty bag walk of shame thing. Hard to get excited about finishing it.

I may search out a lighter kit or just scratch build at some point.

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For all those Citabria pilots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znwb...eature=related

After reading the whole thread....I put the Citabria on the to do list.

Enjoy the clip

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